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2005 Stories by Matt Palmquist

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  • Making the Rent

    published December 21, 2005

    Earlier this month, the National Low Income Housing Coalition released its annual report, "Out of Reach," which analyzes state and federal data on... More >>

  • Split Decision

    published December 7, 2005

    Buried in the complex House of Representatives budget bill, which is under consideration as the congressional session concludes its pre-holiday... More >>

  • A Time to Run

    published November 30, 2005

    By Barbara Boxer Chronicle (November), $24.95 Yes, there are sex scenes in Sen. Barbara Boxer's first novel, the story of... More >>

  • Tower of Babble

    published November 23, 2005

    On his radio show last Monday, infamous conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly lambasted San Francisco for voting against military recruitment in... More >>

  • First Proposition, Then Conception

    published November 2, 2005

    Among the initiatives on the ballot in California's special election on Nov. 8 is Proposition 73, a constitutional amendment that would require... More >>

  • Vote Like This, Dammit!

    published November 2, 2005

    Dog Bites, evil? Dog Bites, a lap dog for greedy corporate monopolists? Dog Bites, no better than a McDonald's fry-guy?!? Our legendary touch with... More >>

  • Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

    published October 26, 2005

    By Mary Roach Norton (October), $24.95 Does the soul live on after death? Oakland author Mary Roach wanted the academic... More >>

  • Marina Dreaming

    published October 19, 2005

    The lower Polk Street neighborhood has long been one of San Francisco's hippest -- and grittiest -- nightlife areas. The array of seedy dive bars... More >>

  • Agog Over Google

    published October 5, 2005

    In the seven years since its creation by a couple of Stanford graduate students, Google Inc. has blossomed from a simple online search engine into... More >>

  • Whole Lotta Shakin'

    published September 28, 2005

    "There will be a quake, it will be considerable, it will be somewhere in the vicinity of San Francisco ... and it will take place, most probably,... More >>

  • FEMA -- a Four-Letter Word?

    published September 21, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans on Aug. 29, breaching the levees that protect the city from Lake Pontchartrain and flooding most... More >>

  • Satanic Hacking

    published August 24, 2005

    Earlier this month, in the heat of a grueling Giants season that sees little hope of the team finishing with a winning record or making the... More >>

  • I Spy a Bullshit Columnist

    published August 10, 2005

    Syndicated political columnist and noted conservative Robert Novak -- who has written "Inside Report" for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1966,... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published August 3, 2005

    Wednesday, August 3, 2005 The Pacific Film Archive's series highlighting "operatives, surveillants, and saboteurs" in cinema gets... More >>

  • Muscle & Fitness for Office

    published July 27, 2005

    Two days before assuming the governorship of California, freshly won in the recall election of Gray Davis, movie icon Arnold Schwarzenegger signed... More >>

  • Needing More Juice

    published July 27, 2005

    When BALCO founder Victor Conte and two of his co-defendants pleaded guilty in mid-July to steroid distribution and money laundering charges, it... More >>

  • Wars of the Tom

    published July 13, 2005

    It's been a busy month for movie star Tom Cruise. Hopping around the world doing advance publicity for his summer blockbuster film, War of the... More >>

  • The Pit Pendulum

    published June 29, 2005

    In recent weeks, the Bay Area has seen a spate of attacks by pit bulls, a dog type that was historically bred for the purposes of fighting but has... More >>

  • Diversity Scramble, Left. On Two. Break.

    published June 15, 2005

    Fresh off a humiliating 2-14 season, the 49ers found themselves grappling with an off-the-field disaster last week, after the San Francisco... More >>

  • Remember Los Alamos!

    published June 1, 2005

    It's been a rough couple of years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the remote New Mexico facility established during World War II to help build... More >>

  • Star Wars6

    published May 18, 2005

    This week Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith hits movie theaters nationwide, marking the final installment in the blockbuster... More >>

  • Number Crunch

    published May 4, 2005

    Last week, after months of tear-filled public comment from teachers, parents, and students, the seven members of the San Francisco Unified School... More >>

  • Finger Food 2.0

    published April 20, 2005

    In late March, an unlucky diner at the Wendy's in San Jose at 1405 Monterey Rd. made a horrific discovery: She had bitten into a human finger in... More >>

  • Fajita the Night

    published April 6, 2005

    The criminal phase of the infamous Fajitagate trial finally concluded last week, when Alex Fagan Jr., the last of three former San Francisco... More >>

  • "I Do" Redux

    published March 23, 2005

    In a decision that intensified one of the country's most bitter debates, a San Francisco Superior Court Judge ruled last week that California's... More >>

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